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By Andrew Bolton, Harold Koda, Mimi Hellman

In the course of the reigns of Louis XV (1723-74) and Louis XVI (1774-92) style and furnishings merged beliefs of good looks and delight via their types and elaborations. With their fragile surfaces and mild proportions, tables, chairs, and different items of furnishings stronger the elite's indulgence in leisurely objectives, fostering hugely advanced criteria of etiquette and function. women and men restated the beauty of the Rococo and Neoclassical interiors of the interval of their opulent costumes. For the eighteenth-century libertine and femme du monde, a cultured attractiveness and gentle voluptuousness infused their global with a temper of amorous delight.

Dangerous Liaisons takes its subject matter from this period, whilst trifling in love propelled the energies of elite women and men, delivering virtually day-by-day stimulating encounters, and while, as has been written, "morality misplaced yet society gained." In Choderlos de Laclos's novel of an identical identify, Ceacile, a tender woman, is praised by means of her instruct within the worldly arts: "She is de facto pleasant! She has neither personality nor rules ... every little thing approximately her shows the keenest sensations." Valmont, her seducer, notes the next morning, "Nothing might have been extra amusing." Valmont has gained a online game within the contest of lovemaking.

The fantastically photographed and handsomely reproduced pictures at the following pages convey those amorous adventures to lifestyles. The vignettes, staged for the generally praised exhibition "Dangerous Liaisons: model and furnishings within the Eighteenth Century," held on the Metropolitan Museum of paintings in 2004, function eighteenth-century costumes within the Museum's dazzling French interval rooms, The Wrightsman Galleries. The artfully composed scenes contain: a lady sitting for her portrait whereas her husband flirts together with her pal; a guy being granted an viewers with a lady in a peignoir who's having her hair dressed; a seller embracing the spouse of an outdated guy, his again became, reading a desk on the market; a lady receiving greater than a harp lesson from her instructor, whereas her oblivious chaperone reads an erotic novel; a lady giving up her garter as a souvenir of a really deepest dinner. The interesting and a professional texts set the scenes completely.

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17 Solche Fragen sind im Fernsehen und in Büchern gefährlich, denn sie legen es den Rezipienten nahe, abzuschalten bzw. nicht mehr weiter zu lesen. “ Denn obwohl die Antwort offensichtlich scheint, sind die experimentell arbeitenden Neurowissenschaften erst kürzlich darauf gestoßen. Der Nutzen des Gedächtnisses erscheint uns so offensichtlich, weil wir es so selbstverständlich gebrauchen, dass es uns absurd vorkommt, nach seinem Nutzen zu fragen. Dies ändert sich jedoch, wenn man Grund zu haben glaubt – oder Grund hat, an  Wer glaubt, dass die Eloquenz derartiger Fragen nicht mehr zu steigern ist, sollte sich ab und zu einmal das Frühstücksfernsehen ansehen.

23 Dass das Lernen in vielen Situationen aber alles andere als automatisch und oft auch wenig erfolgreich verläuft, zeigt sich nicht zuletzt daran, dass es hier gerade eines besonders gut geschulten Fachpersonals bedarf. Der Ruf nach guten Lehrerinnen und Lehrern ist schließlich nicht erst nach der PISA-Studie laut geworden. Eigentlich sollte es uns aber doch wundern, dass das menschliche Gehirn einerseits wie zum Lernen geschaffen scheint, dass es sich dem Lernen andererseits aber manchmal geradezu widersetzt.

Jedenfalls halte ich es für unwahrscheinlich, dass die Fernseh-Berichterstattung über Synchronschwimmen oder den Kleinkaliber-Dreistellungskampf außerhalb der Olympischen Spiele vergleichbare Einschaltquoten erzielen kann. Wenn auch Nicht-Synchron-  Mehr zu diesem Thema finden Sie in einem anderen Band der TRACE-Reihe: Mühlmann H (2007) Jesus überlistet Darwin. 26 Solche Ereignisse besitzen eben unbestreitbare Gedächtnisrelevanz ȭ auch für Couch Potatoes. Es bleibt festzuhalten: Gleich ob (neuro-)didaktisch konzipiert oder aus Erfahrung erfolgreich, auch Wiederholungen können so inszeniert werden, dass sie es dem Gedächtnis schwer machen, sie sich nicht anzueignen.

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